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Wilfrid Laurier Quotes and Sayings

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For us, sons of France, political sentiment is a passion;
while,
for the Englishmen, politics are a question of business.
- Wilfrid Laurier

Fraternity without absorption, union without fusion.
- Wilfrid Laurier

He is ready, if the occasion presents itself,
to throw the whole English population in the St.
Lawrence.
- Wilfrid Laurier

Quebec does not have Opinions, but only sentiments.
- Wilfrid Laurier

 

If I were not French I would choose to be -
Scotch.
- Wilfrid Laurier

I am not here to parade my religious sentiments,
but I declare I have too much respect for the faith
in which I was born to ever use it as the basis of
a political organization.
- Wilfrid Laurier

Let them look to the past, but let them also look to the future;
let them look to the land of their ancestors,
but let them look also to the land of their children.
- Wilfrid Laurier

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It would be simply suicidal to French Canadians to
form a party by themselves.
- Wilfrid Laurier

The Divinity could be invoked as well in the English
language as in the French.
- Wilfrid Laurier

I am quite prepared, if we can do it without any disrespect to the Crown of England,
to bring our titles to the marketplace and make a bonfire of them.
- Wilfrid Laurier

Why, so soon as French Canadians, who are in a minority
in this House and in the country,
were to organise as a political party,
they would compel the majority to organise as a political party,
and the result must be disastrous to themselves.
- Wilfrid Laurier

This country must be governed, and can be governed,
simply on questions of policy and administration and
the French Canadians who have had any part in this
movement have never had any other intention but to
organise upon those party distinctions and upon no other.
- Wilfrid Laurier

I would advise you to write, my dear friend,
because with your active nature, solitude is simply intolerable to you,
and after some time your solitude would become perhaps
attractive if you were to people it with creatures of your own fancy.
- Wilfrid Laurier

It is a sound principle of finance, and a still sounder principle of government,
that those who have the duty of expending the revenue
of a country should also be saddled with the responsibility
of levying and providing it.
- Wilfrid Laurier

Two races share today the soil of Canada.
These people had not always been friends.
But I hasten to say it.
There is no longer any family here but the human family.
It matters not the language people speak,
or the altars at which they kneel.
- Wilfrid Laurier

I have been represented as a Protestant minister;
there was not one of the canvassers of the honourable
gentlemen opposite that did not represent to the people
that I was not a Minister of the Crown,
but that I was a Protestant minister.
- Wilfrid Laurier

I claim for Canada this, that in future Canada shall
be at liberty to act or not act,
to interfere or not interfere, to do just as she pleases,
and that she shall reserve to herself the right to
judge whether or not there is cause for her to act.
- Wilfrid Laurier

I am a subject of the British Crown,
but whenever I have to choose between the interests
of England and Canada it is manifest to me that the
interests of my country are identical with those of
the United States of America.
- Wilfrid Laurier

Confederation is a compact, made originally by four
provinces but adhered to by all the nine provinces who have entered it,
and I submit to the judgment of this house and to the
best consideration of its members,
that this compact should not be lightly altered.
- Wilfrid Laurier

I love you when you bow in your mosque,
kneel in your temple, pray in your church.
For you and I are sons of one religion,
and it is the Spirit.
- Khalil Gibran

Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich,
for the hopes of the instructed
are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
- Epictetus

Rich men's sons are seldom rich men's fathers.
- Herbert Kaufman

Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned
by that which charmed their fathers.
- Aldous Huxley

I must study politics and war that my sons may have
liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
- John Adams

My father always told me that
all businessmen were sons of bitches,
but I never believed it till now.
- John F. Kennedy

In peace, sons bury their fathers.
In war, fathers bury their sons.
- Herodotus

Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president,
but they don't want them to become politicians in the process.
- John F. Kennedy

I refuse to admit that I am more than fifty-two,
even if that does make my sons illegitimate.
- Nancy Astor

Ah, bless you, Sister, may all your sons be bishops.
- Brendan Behan

What with making their way and enjoying what they have won,
heroes have no time to think.
But the sons of heroes - ah, they have all the necessary leisure.
- Aldous Huxley

And ne'er shall the sons of Columbia be slaves,
while the earth bears a plant, or the sea rolls its waves.
- Robert Treat Paine

Chaplin was notoriously strict with his sons and rarely
gave them spending money.
- Gene Tierney

To hell with them.
When history is written they will be the sons of bitches -
not I. - Harry S. Truman

Nature, with equal mind, Sees all her sons at play,
Sees man control the wind, The wind sweep man away.
- Matthew Arnold

My sons are into German music, but they are into all kinds of music.
- Keith Emerson

I want to make someone walk straight,
but I've left my sons nothing but wars.
- Broderick Crawford

Your sons weren't made to like you.
That's what grandchildren are for.
- Jane Smiley

We've begun to raise daughters more like sons...
but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.
- Gloria Steinem

I don't make my own schedule - it's constructed around
my sons' school schedules.
- Jane Haddam

As fathers commonly go, it is seldom a misfortune to be fatherless;
and considering the general run of sons,
as seldom a misfortune to be childless.
- Lord Chesterfield

Judaism has always been a strong interest of mine.
My two sons speak Hebrew and are familiar with the
scriptures and with rabbinic literature.
This is the way we live.
- Herman Wouk

I'm not one of those leeching sons of bitches.
I want to earn everything I get.
- Dennis Rodman

I have a wife, I have sons: all of them hostages given to fate.
- Lucan

In many ways we are all sons and daughters of ancient Greece.
- Nia Vardalos

I never have known a man of ordinary common-sense who
did not urge upon his sons,
from earliest childhood, doctrines of economy and the
practice of accumulation.
- William Graham Sumner

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia,
the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave
owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Grieve not, then, if your sons seem to desert you,
but rejoice, rather, seeing the will of God done gladly.
- Jim Elliot

No mother would ever willingly sacrifice her sons for territorial gain,
for economic advantage, for ideology.
- Ronald Reagan

All that remains is the faces and the names of the
wives and the sons and the daughters.
- Gordon Lightfoot

I never let any of my sons beat me at videogames.
- Coolio

One father is enough to govern one hundred sons,
but not a hundred sons one father.
- George Herbert

My current companion, Gerard de Battista,
is the father of my two sons.
- Victoria Abril

Any sane person would have left long ago.
But I cannot.
I have my sons.
- Princess Diana

The anxiety of most parents in seeing their sons and
daughters enlist does not lie only in the fear of the
physical dangers they may encounter.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

I started listening to music when I wrote when I had three sons at home.
- Philip Levine

If the relationship of father to son could really be reduced to biology,
the whole earth would blaze with the glory of fathers and sons.
- James A. Baldwin

Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
- Miguel de Cervantes

The experience of creating my adventure games was,
other than marrying my husband and bringing into the world my two sons,
the most fulfilling, wonderful experience I ever had.
- Roberta Williams

I believe in the freedom of God's sons and daughters.
- Pat Buckley

Every man is responsible only for his own acts.
The sons do not inherit the sins of the fathers.
But can we say: that was long ago, they were different?
- Aleksander Kwasniewski

My sons are a hell of a lot easier to get through to than my daughter is.
She seems to have my number.
She can just run through the buttons.
- Don Johnson

A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties.
A father can do neither.
If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma.
- Marlene Dietrich

I am so glad my wife tolerates me.
And we have three wonderful sons.
- Donald Sutherland

My dad was a ham, too.
He could sell those women anything.
Of all his sons, I was the only one he could trust
to sell as well as he could.
I was proud of that.
- Paul Lynde

I'm a widower with three sons and seven grandchildren.
One of my sons is my partner on the ranch.
- Wilford Brimley

Today, Arizona's sons and daughters,
mothers and fathers are proudly serving their country.
- Jane D. Hull

Words are men's daughters, but God's sons are things.
- Izaak Walton

I have sons, and they have never said the word hell
in front of me or my wife.
That's the truth.
- Danny Aiello

Great was the name of Abraham, but all his Sons were not accepted;
only Isaac was in the Covenant.
- John Pearson

Find a good teacher, as I found for my sons.
I feel the worst thing you can do is to try and teach
your own children yourself,
because there is a natural rebellion that occurs.
- Keith Emerson

He only half dies who leaves an image of himself in his sons.
- Carlo Goldoni


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